Topic: vaginal dryness

Forum: "Middle Age" 40-60(ish) Years Old With Breast Cancer — Meet others in this age-range who share similar life issues.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2011 05:33PM

Posted on: Dec 22, 2011 05:33PM

blessed wrote:

ok, yeah, touchy subject, but I need to know and you guys are the bomb for my embarrasing questions.  I am on aromasin (4th year) and am 52.  It is so painful, without having sex, but very painful during.  Anyone else????  I am using replens and that is all.  Thank you so much!!!!!

8-03-07,IDC,stage1,grade1 1.2cm,er+,pr+Her2-,bilateral mastectomy,oncotype dx 15
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Jan 23, 2012 06:53PM LtotheK wrote:

I just posted this:  hyaluronic acid has been studied as a safe alternative for vaginal atrophy.  Talk to your naturopath!

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Mar 31, 2012 11:07AM SMOORE wrote:

First of all ,  thanks to all you ladies who have posted and are talking about this.  I too,  am 50 , and my hubby just thinks I'm being a whiner, or using this as an excuse to get out of having sex... I think not!  I'm going to try the olive oil, and ask my PCP about scream cream on my wellness exam next month.  I'll report back and let you know how this helps!... Thanks again!!Sealed

Dx 11/27/2007, DCIS, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Apr 1, 2012 09:47AM barsco1963 wrote:

I have read that hyaluronic acid is not safe for cancer patients, especially those with bc. It has been linked to tumor/cancer progression.

It isn't knowing the worst, the worst is not knowing. Dx 5/30/2011, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 21/29 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 7/24/2011
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Apr 4, 2012 01:26AM Cyborg wrote:

I will read anything on this topic . I feel like the antihormonals have killed my sex life. Thanks for making this thread.

Winning!!! Dx 2/23/2011, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 4, 2012 01:35AM jenlee wrote:

maybe cocout oil?

Jenifer, completed TAC x 8 on 4/24/2012. Lumpectomy on 5/23/2012. BMX & immediate DIEH stage 1 on 6/5/2012 NOLA; stage 2 surgery 10/4/12 NOLA. Tamoxifen since 6/2012. Switched to Arimidex 9/2013. Dx 10/20/2011, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 14, 2012 11:10PM Joanne58 wrote:

Yes--coconut oil has saved me!  It's fairly cheap, all natural and lasts a long time.

"There is beauty all around when there's love at home." --John H. McNaughton Dx 9/7/2010, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+, Surgery 9/16/2010 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 10/28/2010 AC Targeted Therapy 1/21/2011 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy 3/23/2011 Hormonal Therapy 4/27/2011 Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Apr 18, 2012 10:04AM mamabee wrote:

Please tell me more about coconut oil. I've started using Replens and it helps a little but I'm still too dry and I've started to hurt. Do you use the coconut oil every day? Use it as a lubricant too? 

PALB2 mutation Dx 11/2011, ILC, 3cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 2/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 12/15/2011 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 4/22/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 6/10/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 8/26/2012
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May 9, 2012 01:18AM - edited May 9, 2012 01:33AM by Cyborg

To mammabee, I use it nearly everyday. I froze some suppositories. Actually didn't freeze them but refrigerated them.

Winning!!! Dx 2/23/2011, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 9, 2012 03:55PM mclark55 wrote:

Boy I sure am glad I found this thread.  Will check into Scream Cream (what a great name!).  My ever-suffering husband will be glad if we can get this fixed, I'm sure!  As will I.  Sex life is nill at the moment!

Love and light, Marnie (MarnieClark.com) Dx 4/2/2004, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR+ Surgery 4/21/2004 Lumpectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap Chemotherapy 10/31/2004 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Methotrexate (Amethopterin, Mexate, Folex)
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May 9, 2012 04:04PM lhintz wrote:

I'm not having pain issues, although the dryness is less than pleasurable. I struggle with interest...my hubby and I had a very nice sex life prior to the BC treatments. Now...not so much. I feel like the treatments, menopause and arimidex have basically eliminated my sex drive. No pressure from my husband, but I still feel guilty. Has anyone found a way to increase their desire?

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